Jorge Michel Grau’s 2010 Mexican flick We Are What We Are was a strange beast of a film – part cannibal chiller, part art-house fantasy.

But it was certainly effective, so it didn’t seem that much of a surprise when a US remake was first mooted.

And here it is, suited and booted, ready for its UK premiere at Frightfest.

The action has now switched to upstate New York, with the Parker family coming to terms with the loss of their mother.

Teenage daughters Iris and Rose are expected to carry on the family tradition of gut-munching, only for a torrential storm to uncover some of their hidden secrets, with the authorities soon on their tail.

The likes of Ambyr Childers, Julia Garner and Kelly McGillis (who excelled in The Innkeepers recently) star, while behind the camera is Stakeland director Jim Mickle, so this certainly has plenty of genre talent behind it.

We Are What We Are screens at Frightfest on Monday, August 26.

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.